Renewable energy conference slated
Renewable Energy World prepares to kick off busy conference season.
The conference season is about to take off, starting this year with the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo , to be held in Las Vegas March 10 to 12. Billed as renewable energy's leading conference, the event, formerly called POWER-GEN Renewable Energy & Fuels, is expected to feature 300 exhibitors, drawing a crowd of about 5,000 renewable energy professionals.
Approximately one-third of attendees are engineers. Conference tracks include wind power, solar, bio power, solar, hydro power, geothermal, transportation fuels, technology challenges, and policy, marketing and finance.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey